Over at CVG, an interview has been posted with Mortal Kombat co-creator and team lead, Ed Boon! In the interview, Ed discusses the upcoming Mortal Kombat fighting game for the new generation of consoles, unofficially known as Mortal Kombat 8. In the article, Ed makes it clear that the game is going to be very serious, without any of the humor of old; he also hints at some changes one might see in the game. From the article:

It suggests a more edgy style for the next Mortal Kombat game, Boon reaffirming that it'll be "a lot grittier, dirtier" than previous titles in the series.

"It's going to be a fighting game, definitely, but after that anything can go", he added, talking about the fact that he's starting from scratch for the new game.

"We're not putting any restrictions like we HAVE to keep weapons or we HAVE to keep fighting styles and stuff like that... we're going to... try to introduce as many new characters as possible, new features, new stuff like that and take advantage of the amazing presentation, graphics that all of a sudden you can do, things that are a lot more real."

He also revealed his team is "trying to take advantage" of the motion-sensing features of the PS3 controller and the hardware of the new console generation in general and "do the most we can with them".

In closing, Ed not only mentions the game won't be out until the end of 2008, he mentions that it will be a year or so before we start seeing much more of what the game has to offer.

To read the article in its entirety, click here.

Our thanks to forum member for the heads-up about this new interview!